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and regulation, he has a million more americans at work today than obama does. i would rather have his recovery and all the revenue that flows from that. if you grew 4% a year instead of 2%. the difference between growing from 4% instead of 2% is $5 trillion in additional revenue to the federal government. nobody is talking but raising taxes $5 trillion. why not focus to reduce rates, have lower taxes, it to get more growth. you actually net more additional revenue. >> it seems like john boehner is now willing to get that revenue not just from the economic growth that is not scored by the congressional budget office but through eliminating loopholes and deductions in a way that is revenue positive, not neutral which is what the pledge and has to be. >> they took his willingness to have revenues from growth. they said now he has agreed to tax increases. they blow up the negotiations. they did not hear very well. what happens now? i think that obama is very focused on his reelection. i do not think he looks around the country and notices that 30 states have republican governors. he has been a tre
government to get a deal. is there a productive way in which president obama can use his executive power to negotiate and try to strike a grand bargain deal? guest: there is an opportunity in these matters. unlike the legislative branch that speaks of many voices, the executive has the opportunity to have that bully pulpit and be the vision and speak with one voice and command a disproportionate amount of the attention around the messaging. if that person has the courage to go first and go big, it could have a big impact on the debate. president obama has a tremendous opportunity here coming off of reelection. he could set the tone and the direction and show willingness to compromise to get a deal done. >> what will this look like for the president? guest: everyone sees the contours of the branded deal. -- grand deal. they will have to just entitlement programs not just for recipients but for coming generations and that could include adjusting the retirement age overtime. from a republican standpoint, you will have to split a divided government so there will be no additional revenues. th
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